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Men Who Lose Social Status Much More Likely To Suffer Depression Than Women

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September 15, 2005
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University of Newcastle upon Tyne
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Downward mobility quadruples risk of depression in men, but not in women, shows a study by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Women in the study were twice as likely to be downwardly mobile but generally avoided the depression and poor psychological wellbeing that researchers found in men in the same position. Men who experienced a downward social shift were four times more likely to experience depression than men who improved their social status.

Men who slide down the social ladder during their lifetime take the blow much harder than women in the same position, a new study shows.


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